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Every successful executive and entrepreneur will tell you, their most important asset is their network,  and not their social media network but the network of people they actually know and work with.  Not only does relationship building pertain to individuals it also plays a huge role in a businesses success. 

Congratulations on building a successful business.  Most MSPs spend years of pouring there heart, soul, blood sweat,  and tears into building up there business, and although selling it for a handful of cash is amazing, there is also many emotions that may arise with the sale of your business.   

After a long year of changes, Harry had the privilege of meeting with Serguei Beloussov (formerly the CEO) currently the Chief Research Office at Acronis during the recent Acronis Cyberfit Conference.  Listen to the interview below to learn about what Acronis has been up to, and what they have in store for the future. 

As of November 1st Microsoft changed its minimum version requirements for connecting Outlook for Windows to Office 365.    Outlook 2013 Service Pack 1 and later will be able to connect to Microsoft 365, however, older versions will no longer be able to connect to these services.  With these changes Microsoft is hoping to improve security of it services.

As in person meetings and events resume all over the United States, many conferences are implementing another layer of health securities.  To provide ease and bring confidence to attendees many conferences are introducing pre event, onsite, rapid Covid-19 antigen testing for attendees.  Harry Brelsford recently attended the Acronis conference where he experienced onsite conference testing first hand. 

With the Industry’s biggest show taking place Nov 10th  to 12th we catch up  with Ted Hulsy to see what he is looking forward to.  After being away for a year due to the pandemic there are two thing Ted is looking forward to.  The first is catching with people and trying to figure out where people are experiencing growth, and having success in sales and marketing. 

The channel has grown and changed over the years from VARs and Resellers to Solution Providers or MSPs.  With the vast shift over the years some wonder if we should even be called “the channel” anymore.   

In July of 2022 industry veteran Patrick Pulvermueller joined Acronis as there CEO.  With an extensive background in product development, a stint at GoDaddy and many executive positions in his career Pulvermueller is a great fit.  Harry gets a moment at the Acronis Cyberfit conference to chat with Patrick about the three things he is focusing on in his new role and what he sees for the future of Acronis. 

In today’s ever changing world businesses must capture opportunities in order to stay competitive.  Thus it is more important than ever to educate yourself on the ever changing landscape by  implementing new opportunities, and growing your knowledge.  We meet up with Aaron Garza who shares with us the ever changing landscape as well as what he is recommending to his partners to stay up to date.

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As our industry enters the 3rd wave of the cloud, it's both an exciting and a challenging time to be an MSP focused on the cloud. Partners are seeing even higher volumes of cloud adoption, a differentiated focus on security and the mainstreaming of hybrid work models. Accelerated SMB demand in this wave will also drive ITSPs to rapidly expand cloud support, administration and data protection models.